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Summer Reading 2022

The 2022 Summer Reading program has begun! We have several different events and crafts, prizes to win, and the return of story times. Sign up for kids and teens is available in person at the library, or online through READSquared. Sign up for the adult program is in person only. For more detailed information, please visit the page for SRP 2022.

Printing via email request

We now offer the option to send documents to a Southgate library email address for printing. Compose a new email, or forward an existing one, make sure the documents are attached, then send them to

When you are ready, speak to library staff at the circulation desk, who will print the documents for you, and take payment at the same time. Costs remain $0.10 per black and white page, $0.25 per color page. After printing your documents, staff will delete the email, so your information remains secure.

Sign up for a library card online

You can now sign up for a new, temporary library card online! Any adult* Southgate resident, who does not currently have a card, can get one by clicking the following link, and entering the required information.  Please note that an email address is required to make use of this feature.

New Southgate Library Card Registration

Once you have completed registration, a library card number and PIN will be sent to you by email.  This card will be good for 3 months, allowing you to make use of our digital borrowing options, Libby & Hoopla

When you are comfortable doing so, come in with valid ID and proof of current address (a driver's license is ideal).  We will update your account, and issue you a new card, good for 3 years! 

If you have any problems using this system, please contact the Director, Don Priest.  He can be reached through email,

Stay home, and stay safe!

*Minors must still sign up for a library card in person, accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.

An interior shot of the library, showing off the new carpet, which is predominantly dark brown with color highlights in orange, green, yellow, and red

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Closed July 4th

The Southgate Veterans Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. We will resume our normal hours of operation on Tuesday, July 5th.

Introducing Transparent Language Online

We are proud to announce that Transparent Language Online is now available to Southgate residents! Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn. With courses and supplemental resources in 110+ languages, Transparent Language Online can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.

All you need to sign up is your library card number.
Click here to get started!

Sign for Transparent Language Online, with speech bubbles, an image of a computer screen, and an image of a phone screen

MiLibraryQuest: Treasures of the Deep

June 15 - July 31

MiLibraryQuest logo with a shipwreck, divers, and text MiLibraryQuest Treasures of the Deep

5 Across: Female Irish American Pirate

More information and additional clues for the teen Treasures of the Deep crossword puzzle challenge is available HERE on the MiLibrary Quest website. Submit your finished crossword puzzle in person at the library, or send it by email to youth librarian Jennifer Pickles, Submitting your puzzle qualifies you for a chance to win one of two $25 Amazon gift cards!

Contact Info - Phone: 734-258-3002 - Address: 14680 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate, MI 48195

Hours - Mon-Thurs: 10am-9PM - Sat: 10am-5pm